Updated (April 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Nikon D5100

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$426 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$400 - $597 body only

$469 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$397

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$340

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$250

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture

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